Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Slang Food for snacking.
  • n.pl. Slang A craving for snack foods. Often used with the: an attack of the munchies.

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  • n. Food, especially convenience snack foods.
  • n. Hunger, especially a craving for food as a result of cannabis or alcohol consumption.

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Examples

  • There is breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon munchies from the canteen, tea and supper.

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  • Trips to the cafeteria for the late night "munchies"--mozarella sticks and pepperoni pizza, my college diet staple--where I would gaze at cafeteria boy and hope I didn't look like a complete moron.

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  • I think it’s funny that our breakfast at Blue Fin, while tasty, was ten times more expensive and a thousand times saltier than our buffet munchies from the Diamond six doors down.

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  • After all, besides helping people relax and feel less anxious in many cases, marijuana can trigger the "munchies" -- a desire to consume food, especially junk food.

    Binge eating may be a high all its own

  • In my mish-mash American family, we do the same thing, only we call it "munchies."; oD In fact, on Christmas Day all we have are munchies because no one is hungry for a meal after snacking constantly all day.

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  • By blocking the marijuana receptors ... if the munchies are a side effect of a drug that makes people feel good, it's hardly surprising that feeling worse would be a side effect of a drug that blocks those receptors.

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  • The lead researcher, Wendy Wismer of the University of Alberta, said it's no secret that healthy people who use cannabis get the "munchies" - what essentially amounts to a boost in their appetite.

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  • This isn't a meal as such, but rather a snack in the form of coffee, tea or the increasingly popular capucchino, often taken with pastry, or, alternatively, cocktails and botanas, which are most often salty "munchies" such as peanuts toasted with chile and garlic.

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  • Rather, it induces "munchies," which result in excessive snacking, thus leading to possible weight gain.

    Tavi SLAMS Seventeen Magazine For 'Fat & Ugly' Headline

  • More awareness raising of the perils of junk-food (especially for those suffering the "munchies" side-effect of marijuana) and of alternative methods of drug delivery (avoid tabacco spliffs, use hookahs, no sharing of needles etc.).

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  • Oh no! I've got the munchies *rooting through freezer for ice cream*.

    September 30, 2007